Sunday, October 23, 2011
Having enjoyed the previously posted collection of Jimmy Shand recordings immensely, I was happy to come across this LP which I had forgotten was in my collection. Being a little Shand crazy lately, I decided to transfer and post it as a companion to the "King of the Melodeon Men".
The LP was produced for the North American market, and received the following notice in the July 1, 1957 issue of Billboard:
One of Scotland's most popular bands makes it's North American debut in this Capitol of the World album. Shand's jaunty accordion solo work and "strict tempo" are showcased on a group of lively Scottish country dance tunes: Merrily Dance (sic) the Quaker's Wife," "Primrose Polka," etc. Authentic Celtic wax for the specialty market.
Includes jacket and label scans.
1. My Love She's But A Lassie Yet
2. Birks Of Invermay
3. St. Bernard Waltz
4. Teviot Brig (Jig)
5. De'il Amang The Tailors
6. Lord Hume's Reel
7. Primrose Polka
8. The Cumberland Reel
9. The Duke Of Perth (Broon's Reel)
10. The Glasgow Highlanders (Strathspey)
11. The Gordon Waltz
12. Merrily Danced The Quaker's Wife (Jig)